Success in our fast-paced, high-stakes schools is dependent on executive function processes including setting appropriate goals, thinking flexibly, shifting approaches to problems, as well as organizing and prioritizing time, information, and ideas. Why do so many students seem to struggle with executive function? How can teachers and parents support students to handle the executive function demands of everyday life?
In this one-hour webinar, staff members from the Research Institute for Learning and Development will explore how understanding executive function and providing strategies at school and at home can support students across grades and content areas. Attendees will learn about the history and research behind the SMARTS Curriculum, as well as the many unique ways that SMARTS has been used by schools across the country and around the world. We will review the structure and format of SMARTS, how to create a unique scope and sequence, and how to measure student strategy use. Join Elizabeth Ross, M.A., SMARTS Media Manager, and Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed., SMARTS Associate, as they explore how the SMARTS curriculum answers these important questions (and more).
SMARTS is an executive function curriculum that empowers all students by helping them understand their strengths and challenges and teaching them critically important strategies for academic and life success.